Blueberry Banana Happy Face Pancakes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from the Company's Coming Cook for Kids cookbook. I have to double the recipe for my husband and two boys. If there are leftovers, I freeze them and warm them up in the toaster on a morning when we're in a rush.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir first four ingredients in medium bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center.
  3. Beat next four ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Add to well.
  5. Stir until just moistened.
  6. If you are adding the blueberries to the batter, fold them in now.
  7. Pour 1/4 cup into non-stick frying pan for each pancake.
  8. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  9. I you did not add blueberries to batter, arrange blueberries on pancakes in a happy face.
  10. Turn pancakes over when edges start to dry and bubbles break on the surface.
  11. Cook until golden.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious! These taste like a muffin in pancake form! My DH and 16 month old DD LOVED them - and BONUS - they taste great WITHOUT syrup too :-) Due to an allergy I made these with plain soy milk and it did not in any way compromise the flavor. I had the same problem with the center not getting very done and the outside getting overdone so I just sprayed a little extra cooking spray on my skillet and turned my fire down a little more and problem fixed! The only negative is that this recipe only made 5 medium sized pancakes! Double it if you're cooking for more than just yourself! I am also going to try another user's suggestion of freezing these and heating them up in the toaster. Thanks for a new breakfast regular! UPDATE: Still making these for DD who is 30 months now and when I make them she wants them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and then is upset when they're gone. Can't feel too bad about only 2 tsp of sugar, no need for syrup, and lots of fruit! My only complaint is that she won't share with me!!!

4 5

I absolutely love these pancakes. Out of all the pancake recipes, this has to be my favourite. Although I did not quite make them out of the exact recipe, I had altered it a bit. I used whole wheat flour, brown sugar, unsweetened applesauce (in place of the oil), and soy milk. I also added vanilla extract, as well as some oats into this recipe. It was VERY delicious, and I highly recommend!

5 5

Great pancakes. If you are looking for something different that muffins or dessert to use up that over-ripe banana, give this one a try. I followed the recipe exactly, except for substituting milk made from powdered milk since I ran out of my fresh milk last night. I used 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries, mixing them in frozen to the batter. I do recommend cooking this on a slow medium heat, since they are pretty thick and need time to set up before you can flip them. I made a single recipe and got 9 small pancakes. Good with or without syrup. UPDATE: I've made this a few times now. To make it healthier, I subbed applesauce for the oil, added a little oatmeal and powdered milk (on top of reg milk). You can't go wrong with this basic recipe!